Former Youth Pastor Convicted of Criminal Sexual Assault

By WEEK Producer

April 22, 2011 Updated Apr 22, 2011 at 10:35 PM CDT

A former Canton youth Pastor was convicted Thursday of criminal sexual assault.

The Fulton County jury found 36-year-old Jason Phillips guilty after deliberating less than four hours.

Phillips, a former Covenant Community Fellowship Church youth pastor, was found guilty of having sexual contact with a 15 year old girl, a member of his church.

Phillips was arrested in May of last year, after the girl came forward to authorities.

A date for sentencing has not been set.

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